I wanted to buy a corded phone for my house hold in case of any breakdown of electricity . I wanted not only a phone but a nice answer phone with some special functions. I selected Betacom Athena is a good quality black coloured phone with an inbuilt answering machine. I like the phone because the handling is very easy and easy to clean. The size is slightly bigger than any medium size phone. It look nice on the side table in my room. There is a LCD light that blinks if there is any unread message there .
The phone is strong and tough. The voice reception is better than my cordless phones. This phone never stop working or distracted in case of heavy rain or electricity breakdown. The Betacom is a manufacturer of phone and Athena is one of the model they introduced in the market.
I feel there should be at least one corded phone in the house to keep connected. The betacom has call waiting system and also hold button. The beta com also has address book to store the name and phone numbers of friends and family. We can add the desired message in the phone. My 2 year old grand son has dropped and also miss handle the phone quite a number of times but I have not noticed any problem till today. The black coloured betacom Athena is a quality answer corded phone and I am very happy with the phone as it is good value for money.